Career Advice & Advancement

Every professional’s career path follows a unique trajectory, depending on a slew of factors: your background, education, interests, aspirations, experience, and more. Whether you want to advance in your current career or pursue a new one, we’ve gathered together some of the best career advice to help you reach your goals. Use these articles, tips, interviews, how-to guides, and other resources to reach the next step in your career.

October 16, 2019

Collaborative Leadership: What It Is & Why It’s Important

Uncover the ways collaborative leadership can positively impact an organization, then learn how to apply these skills to your workplace with a master’s degree in communications from Northeastern.


September 3, 2019

How to Craft a Personal Elevator Pitch

Learn how a well-developed elevator pitch can set you up for success in your professional career.


July 31, 2019

How to Become a More Effective Leader

Interested in becoming a more effective leader? Consider these top tips for managing teams, solving complex problems, and inspiring others.


July 15, 2019

How an ePortfolio Captures your Professional Brand

Learn more about creating a strong ePortfolio that makes a statement about your professional brand—who you are, what you value, and the skills you possess.


July 10, 2019

Curiosity is the Key to Professional Growth

Gizem Weggemans, global head of the human resources and communication practice at Egon Zehnder, shares her tips for professional growth in the industry.


July 8, 2019

How One Alum's Networking Strategy Paid Dividends

Learn how Pablo Cateriano, Northeastern alum and Director of Strategy for a South American PR firm, leveraged his networking strategy to advance his career.


June 24, 2019

Finding a Job in San Francisco: 3 Strategic Tips

Applying for jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area? These tips can help you stand out from the competition and increase your chances of landing your dream role.


April 19, 2019

7 Common Interview Questions—And How to Answer Them

Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough. Go in prepared by having responses to some of the most common, intimidating interview questions.


January 14, 2019

How to Build a Personal Brand: 10 Tips

Branding doesn’t just apply to companies. Here’s how you can develop a personal brand that will help you stand out to employers and advance your career.


November 29, 2018

Education vs. Experience: Which Do Employers Value More?

Northeastern's Charles Kilfoye reveals the benefits of combining education and experience to compete for today's top jobs.